They say, "A secret's to a man's heart is through his stomach". It's true as "food" and "love" are the important aspects of a man's life. Just like the story of one of the popular celebrity chefs Michael Symon and his sommelier wife Liz Shanahan.

Both has intense passion and thrive for not only cooking but also for each other! The adorable couple has been together for a long time and still share this amazing bond of courtship, understanding, and companionship.  

However, what's the secret of this perfect relationship? Let's find out!

Michael Symon happily married to his wife Liz Shanahan

The award-winning American chef who also owns Mabel's BBQ and Burger franchise The B-spot has been happily married to his lovely wife Liz since a long time. 

The couple has spent more than two decades of lives together and is still going stronger and more in love than ever.


The officially tied the knot in the year 1994 and have cherished each other since then.

Their first encounter!

The couple first met when Liz started working as the collaborator of Michael's restaurant. After working for nearly five years together, they finally went on a date and fell in love with each other.


On an interview with, Michael shared good old memories and said:

"When I first met Liz, she was one of my favorite people to be around, and she still is. Although we spend a lot of time together, we also give each other the space to have our own identities and if you cook together, you stay together."


They have been cooking together since a very long time and they believe their passion for cooking and making people happy by preparing food have brought them together and are still on their way miles ahead in life.

Both are seen enjoying each other's company very much as they often go to romantic dinners and outings together and post them on their official sites.

Family Life and Children

Michael and Liz, together have not given birth to any child yet, but they have a son named Kyle, from Liz's previous marriage whom they love their heart out.



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Although Kyle is not his own son, Michael has always loved him like his son and makes sure that he is always there for him as father and as a guide.

Kyle has now, grown up to be a big man and is currently pursuing his career in music.


dog life #bullybreeds #dogwhisperer #happyboy #sleepypuppy

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On a recent Twitter post, Michael tweeted that he's helping Kyle open his own donut shop.

Their career 

The couple started their career together by opening a restaurant in February 1997 and named Lola in Cleveland's trendy Tremont neighborhood.

Source: Lolabistro

Both worked really hard for the restaurant to earn a good name which they did too as Lola was named as one of America's Best Restaurants in Gourmet Magazine.


#throwback opening of @lolabistro 1997 our first write up pic! @lizsymon ...what a run it has been!

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After successful food journey, they renamed Lola as Lolita and reopened Lola in downtown Cleaveland. Since then, they have continued their incredible journey of food as well as Life together.

Here's a video of " Iron Chef & BlueStar All Star" Michael Symon, cooking in his newly renovated Cleveland kitchen. Enjoy watching!

All in all, we really wish that this powerhouse couple stays together and wish them a lifetime of happiness.

Also see: Know about the married life of Michael Symon and Liz Shanahan. How does the couple first met?

Is Michael Symon Gay? No